Our Deepest Fear

I was responding to one of my follower's email and this poem came to mind. Please understand that this poem is about 30yrs old and has been featured in many other works such as Akleeah and the Bee and The Great Debates. But it is still relevant for all the Naturalista of the world. Sometimes as natural woman we are challenged and even scrutinized for our journey but we give others hope and encoragement to be natural. Some are intimidate by your couarge to be natural. Read, mediate and memorize this great work.

Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- by Marianne Williamson
(from "A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles")


  1. I remember that quote from The Great Debaters, I still have no idea what it means, lol. But, it is powerful.

  2. That is my favorite quote

  3. It was also featured in Akeelah and the Bee with Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.